Saturday, December 31, 2011

Here's to a Fabulous 2012

In the past I have made a New Years Resolution only to be disappointed on 12-31 that I didn't accomplish it. Part of the problem is that I put myself last and everyone else first. My job takes 90% of my time and has for the past 20 Years as 2012 marks the 20th year in practice with GEC. Twenty years ago I thought by this time I would not be working 10 hours a day and would have Fridays off allowing me to enjoy life more. But Alas instead I am work 13 to 14 hours a day five days a week with no hope of having a four day work week. I guess I can only blame myself as I have such a strong work ethic and a friendship that eats at my conscience which prevents me from doing anything less that what I do now. So I have to stop obsessing about it.

But what I will do is go in a little later some days and with my Dad's health and dementia coming on, I will have to not work as late and say NO. That's the biggest problem. Its hard to take over care of a parent when they can no longer care for themselves. Its a daily argument about remembering as he cannot remember well now. He can't processes much at once and is depressed. Its a lot to handle. And since Richard is here the most, I can't leave Dad with him all day and then till 8 pm. So I have to get home sooner.

I hope to spend more times with friends and to travel two new places this year. Looking back on last year I loved my Alaska pictures and my south Dakota pictures. I will be planning a trip to Yellowstone and the grand Tetons to continue my quest to get more stamps in my National Parks Passport book and hopefully take Richard to a night Nascar Race.

So here is to a FABULOUS FABULOUS 2012. I finished every week in my project life book for 2011 and look forward to 2012.

Saturday, December 24, 2011

NYC

I finally got around to editing my NYC pictures. Since returning, work have been crazy and my Dad's health/mental status and mobility has drastically worsened both taking all my spare time. Today I have a few hours and filled up my project life book and now I am gonna finish my travel journal. Knowing me thou it will take me two weekends with all the stuff I need to add.
This was my fourth trip to the Big Apple and I can say I never get enough of it. My sister DeDe and my future Daughter in Law Heather joined me and we had a fabulous time. Here are some of my favorite pics. I hope you enjoy.
Above is the skyline from Liberty Island

Below is a view from The empire state building.


Columbus Circle above.
The store windows were "GaGa inspired" this year. Very magical.


The idles from the Fendi building were one of my Favs.
The flowers above are are rugs.
Pretty lights where ever you turned.


Little Italy below.

Rockefeller Center tree above
Chocolate, heathers favorite
Central Park Zoo above

Love the reflection in the apple logo.

The weather was PERFECT.





Love the ornaments in the fountain. Great lighting.
The 911 memorial below

Cannoli's from Little Italy, can you say YUM!





We also saw The Book of Mormon and Memphis. Loved them both.

I can't wait to return. I can never get enough of the hustle, bustle and excitement of the big apple.

Saturday, December 17, 2011

GEC Xmas Party

Had our GEC xmas party last night at KC Steakhouse. It was the first time I had been there. It was colorfully decorated with an old school vintage feeling. Marilyn of course got her groove on right away.
The band was a mix of old school and saloon music.
All was Merry and Bright.
With Holiday Cheer.
Some Piano Bar Singing on behalf of Candy Cane

And of course a martini for me. I can always make it a party, laughing till the end. And for all it was a Good Night.